MOHAWKS OF THE BAY OF QUINTE
KENHTEKE KANYEN’KEHÁ:KA

Kenhteke nene kanyen’kehá:ka kanakerahserà:kon, nène rontathà:wi ne kanekarahsera. Tsi niyonkwarihò:tens tahnon niyakwawennò:ten nahò:ten yonkwateryèn:tare ne tsi nitsyonkwè:non. Yakwatstha nahò:ten ne yonkwateryèn:tare tahnon nahò:ten yonkwaterihwayèn:ni ne ayakwaten’nikòn:raren tahnon ayakhikwennyenste ne onkyonkwè:ta, onkyonhwentsya nahoténhshon yonkwà:yen tahnon ne sa’oyè:ra.

Tyendinaga, as part of the Mohawk Nation, is a healthy, sustainable Kanyen’kehá:ka community, built on and united by our language, culture, traditions, knowledge, and history. We exercise our rights and responsibilities for the protection of and respect for our people, our land, our resources, and the environment.

What’s Happening in the community

Upcoming Events

Jun 04

Creation Story Teachings via ZOOM app

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Jun 05

Creation Story Teachings via ZOOM app

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada
Jun 11

Creation Story Teachings via ZOOM app

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory Ontario
Canada

R. Donald Maracle

Chief

Josh Hill

Councillor

Carl (Ted) Maracle

Councillor

Kelly Maracle

Councillor

Lynda Leween

Councillor

Program Updates

FULL BURN BAN IN EFFECT

FULL BURN BAN IN EFFECT - NO OPEN AIR BURNING  This has been put into effect at this time due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and will remain in place until further notice.  During this time of uncertainty, we are trying to reduce the number of unnecessary calls...

Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen

In oral tradition, the Rotinonhsyón:ni  “opens” gatherings of people with the Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, commonly referred to as the “Opening Address” or the “Thanksgiving Address”. A more literal translation, in the words of Elder Tom Porter is “what we say before we do anything important”.
This ceremony acknowledges and recognizes the importance and relationship of all life forces in Creation. The purpose is to bring the minds of everyone at the gathering together as one.
There are many written versions, all reflecting the same purpose. In oral tradition, as the Speaker is speaking in the moment and from his heart, rarely will the exact wording be used each time it is conducted